Marisa's play THE DRESS REHEARSAL will be featured in THE BEST OF TENFEST, an evening of the best 10 minute plays produced in Valley Player annual event over the past eleven years.
In this two-hander, the Mother, Dorothy, tries to convince her grown daughter, Marci, that they should have a dress rehearsal of Dorothy's funeral.
August 16-19, 2018 at the Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield, Vt.
The World Premiere of VENUS RISING will be January 30th, 2019 at NORTHERN STAGE in White River Junction Vermont.
When Julie, married mother of three, unexpectedly leaves her husband and moves in with her mother Cora, she’s shocked at what she finds in her childhood home. Insults, galoshes, and English muffins fly as the women fight for control of Cora’s life. Help comes in the unlikely form of Julie’s estranged friend, Grace, fresh out of rehab with skates, purple bag, and attitude in tow. From playwright Marisa Smith, the creative mind behind 2016’s hit Mad Love, Northern Stage is proud to present another world premiere production nurtured through New Works Now.
Marisa's play THAT'S MARRIAGE was part of the Five by Ferber Festival at the West End Arts Center on June 1st.
Orville and Theresa's marriage is tested at the breakfast table one morning in Ferber's timeless take on an age-old problem. Can this marriage be saved? And will Theresa ever serve Orville another egg???
CLICK HERE for the full press release for SEX AND OTHER DISTURBANCES.
Join us for the world premiere of New England playwright Marisa Smith’s latest play, Sex and Other Disturbances presented by Portland Stage May 1-20.
When your husband Alan is too busy buying cabins in Newfoundland in preparation for the apocalypse, and your teenage daughter would rather be anywhere but home, what’s the harm in having a little affair?
The Portland Public Library and Portland Stage will have a discussion on SEX AND OTHER DISTURBANCES as part of their Page to Stage series on Tuesday, May 8th at 12 PM. CLICK HERE for more information.
MAD LOVE is a Radio Play/Podcast now called THE DEFENESTRATOR.
Produced by WONDERY productions and part of their Secrets, Crimes and Audiotape SERIES. See description below and CLICK HERE to listen to THE DEFENESTRATOR:
Secrets, Crimes, & Audiotape is Wondery’s signature audio drama franchise. Every week, we will bring listeners captivating stories of crime, love, mysteries, conspiracies and more. With well-recognized actors and stories based on both new and established characters, Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape aims to start a new golden age of audio drama in the US.
Marisa Smith's play Saving Kitty is now published in the New England Play Anthology and is available for purchase. See description below:
StageSource’s New England New Play Alliance presents a diverse collection of eight new plays from some of New England’s best playwrights: Windowmen by Steven Barkhimer, Splendor by Kirsten Greenidge, Hell by Fire, Hell by Ice by MJ Halberstadt, Necessary Monsters by John Kuntz, Becoming Cuba by Melinda Lopez, Priscilla Dreams the Answer by Walt McGough, Easter at the Entrée Gold by John Minigan, and Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith. Each of these plays was produced by a different New England theater company, and the depth and breadth of this exciting collection of plays shows why Boston and New England have become a hub for new work. CLICK HERE to purchase the book.
Marisa Smith's play CUBS WIN! produced by the New Repertory Theater will be performed.
Marisa Smith, playwright in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreats, presented a free workshop for writers, playwrights and would-be-playwrights on 10-minute plays in Sarasota, FL. The session included reading published scripts and creating one 10-minute play as a group.
Portland Stage in Maine, the leading professional theater in Northern New England will produce Marisa'a new comedy SEX AND OTHER DISTURBANCES in May of 2018.
To date, Portland Stage, founded in 1974, has produced 346 plays and counting, including 48 world premieres.
SEX AND OTHER DISTURBANCES is a five character comedy. Sarah, Alan and Ruth find themselves on the treacherous shoals of midlife in this dark comedy of unintended consequences, the possible end of the world and the unbreakable bond of friendship. Adultery, a penthouse full of wild vegetation and a rain that doesn’t stop. Or does it?
SEX AND OTHER DISTURBANCES will be directed by acclaimed Australian film and theater director, Nadia Tass.
SAVING KITTY has been chosen as one of plays in the upcoming New England New Play Anthology.
Edited by Patrick Gabridge and Laura Neill
A StageSource Project
The book will launch in February 2017. Check back here soon for more news about the publication and a link for purchase.
The other plays in book are:
Priscilla Dreams the Answer by Walt McGough
Becoming Cuba by Melinda Lopez
Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith
Splendor by Kirsten Greenidge
necessary monsters by John Kuntz
Windowmen by Steven Barkhimer
Hell by Fire, Hell by Ice by MJ Halberstadt
Easter by John Minigan
October 3, 2016 – Part 879 of the I Interview Playwrights series